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From Blenheim to Chartwell

The Untold Story of Churchill’s Houses and Gardens

As much as any major figure of the twentieth century, Winston Churchill is associated with the places he lived—particularly Blenheim Palace, where he was born and grew up, and Chartwell, in Kent, where he lived for more than forty years before and after leading Britain through World War II. Stefan Buczacki tells the story of Churchill’s life through a close examination of his homes and, in particular, the gardens he cultivated and enjoyed there. Gardening expert Buczacki offers here the fruits of extensive research into Churchill’s homes, and the result shows a new side of him—that of a man steeped in Victorian values who knew the importance of home and who looked after his personal staff and behaved with utmost integrity and honesty in all his business dealings.

424 pages | 50 halftones | 6 3/4 x 9 1/4 | © 2018

Biography and Letters



"This book is an engrossing snapshot of social history told through the lifetime of house and garden owning by this famous family.  I can very happily recommend it to you."

The Blackberry Garden Blog

"Very entertaining and wonderfully illustrated."

Winston Churchill Blog

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